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LAST EDITION u LAST EDITION
NATION-WIDE STRIKE MAY BE CALLED
, PARCELS POST SCCCESS, SAYS BURLESON
STATE BOARD AFTER SHADY AGENTS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, S Tel. Monroe 353-
Editor' arid Publisher. Sg Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 82
Chicago, Monday, Jan. 5, 1914
NELSON FILES 25 CHARGES AGAINST
THREE STATE STREET STGRI
State Factory Inspector Assails The Fair, The Boston
) and Chas. A. Stevens Co., as Violators of Women's
Ten-Hour LawCases Will Be Heard.
For the first time in' tne history of the State street shopkeepers, three
of the millionaire -Czars of underpaid clerks will be .forced to appear in a
court of law and answer.to the charge of overworking their employes.
This practice of working employes overtime has been in existence a
long time, so long that the shopkeepers felt they were immune from pun
ishment. , ' . ,
However, they reckoned without State Factory Inspector Oscar P.
Nelson. , " ' "
The Day Book, some time ago,' told how Nelson had discovered that
The Fair was flagrantly violating the iO-Tiour law for yomen.
. 'Sixteen charges have been filed against-the Lehmanns, owners of The
Fair; the millionaire shopkeepers who at one time stated the clerks were
only fit to be domestics. - i
Six charges were filedVagainst the Boston Store, owned by Mrs. Mollie
In this case six of the. -kitchen help are alleged to have been worked
from 8 a. m, to 8 p. m., with-two fifteen-minute intermissions for lunch.